US suburbs rise near nuclear disaster zone

New houses are being built less than 2km from Rocky Flats in Colorado, which was shut down for mishandling waste.

    A nuclear weapons factory in Rocky Flats, Colorado, was shut down in 1989 after the government found it was mishandling radioactive waste and toxic chemicals.

    Fast-forward 25 years, and housing estates are being built less than 2km from areas that will remain off-limits for tens of thousands of years.

    Al Jazeera's Paul Beeban reports from Arvada city in Colorado. 

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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